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S&P is rolling out socially-minded index

CNBC.com staff

S&P Dow Jones Indices will launch an environmental, social and governance version of its S&P 500 Index. A global family of ESG indices based on the firm's other widely tracked regional and country-specific large and mid-cap benchmarks will also be introduced. S&P Dow Jones Indices, a unit of S&P Global Inc., is launching an environmental, social and governance version of its S&P 500 Index in an effort to meet increased investor demand for impact-investment products based on U.S. equities.